So that little girl yesterday, stomping and crying and kicking the door and screaming at the top of her lungs? In church? Not even our church?
(but not necessarily having three in the shower with me)
I discovered a notebook of lists I had written when Brielle was an infant. Lists like “Notes from Nourishing Traditions“, “Christmas Books”, “Counting My Blessings”, “Games to Get”, “Websites to Look Up”, and “One Hundred Dreams”.
Do you hear that?
The boys are asleep.
I curled the girls’ hair today. And Cadrian’s too, as he never wants to be left out.
Peppermint mocha creamer. Coffee. Mmmmm…
Got to church early. Love that!
Our sermon this morning was just for me. God took an ordinary woman and because of her response to God, she holds an extraordinary place in history.
Scrambled eggs and blotch for lunch. Blotch is a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe from my great gram for a coffee cake.
Painted my nails all sparkly.
Hit the gym.
And the grocery. Stocked up on essentials like grapes and potatoes. Got to thinking about when these kids are teenagers… we’ll have to garden for sure then!
We started a new homegroup, and today was the Christmas party complete with white elephant gifts and a chocolate fountain and sugar cookie cutouts. I got a head massager and Kevin got a game called Partini– not very white elephant in my opinion, because we loved them.
Upon arriving home, we were greeted by a thoroughly exuberant six year old who had a permanent tooth coming in. Too bad she has yet to lose the baby one!
Now I think it’s time for a head massage.
So what have I been doing lately?
**What would be good punishment for a tree? Like one that totally punched out my tail light and smooshed up my bumper?
Everything today was ideal. How often does THAT happen?
*The girls earned “Children’s Day” from their Super Summer Challenge. We went to the Juneteenth Festival/the Healthy Lifestyle Fair/the Farmer’s Market.
*And I really don’t need anyone asking me if I’m having twins. Maybe I should get a tee shirt saying as much.
*I have lovely pink streaks so you can see where the SPF 30 was applied and where I missed.
*After quiet time, they played with squirt bottles of water and generally entertained themselves until Kevin gave us all four-wheeler rides.
*Watched some months old home video. Our life is so much sweeter the second time around.
*After reading from The Wizard of Oz and The Magician’s Nephew, (Incidentally, what do you think of the name Digory?) popped my sweet girls into bed.
*Ordered the rest of our homeschool materials for this coming year.
*Spoke with my sister who is getting settled in CO.
*Checked into the HSLDA.
*Cut Kevin’s hair.
Yep, that about sums it up.